Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Whatcom County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent   Subject Number Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS       INCOME IN 1999    
  Population 16 years and over 131,195 100.0     Households 64,464 100.0
In labor force 87,365 66.6   Less than $10,000 6,281 9.7
     Civilian labor force 87,209 66.5   $10,000 to $14,999 4,344 6.7
          Employed 80,773 61.6   $15,000 to $24,999 8,911 13.8
          Unemployed 6,436 4.9   $25,000 to $34,999 8,614 13.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 11,599 18.0
     Armed Forces 156 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 13,003 20.2
Not in labor force 43,830 33.4   $75,000 to $99,999 5,955 9.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 3,703 5.7
   Females 16 years and over 67,006 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 1,016 1.6
In labor force 40,601 60.6   $200,000 or more 1,038 1.6
     Civilian labor force 40,583 60.6   Median household income (dollars) 40,005 (X)
          Employed 37,665 56.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 12,262 100.0   With earnings 52,355 81.2
All parents in family in labor force 6,572 53.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 48,469 (X)
        With Social Security income 15,337 23.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,634 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 79,263 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 2,355 3.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 60,125 75.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 7,131 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 8,385 10.6   With public assistance income 2,014 3.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 1,591 2.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,443 (X)
Walked 3,287 4.1   With retirement income 10,337 16.0
Other means 1,877 2.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 19,060 (X)
Worked at home 3,998 5.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.8 (X)        
          Families 41,330 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 80,773 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,977 4.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,397 3.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 25,445 31.5   $15,000 to $24,999 4,291 10.4
Service occupations 13,331 16.5   $25,000 to $34,999 5,056 12.2
Sales and office occupations 21,252 26.3    $35,000 to $49,999 8,262 20.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1,654 2.0   $50,000 to $74,999 10,338 25.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 8,155 10.1   $75,000 to $99,999 5,053 12.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 10,936 13.5   $100,000 to $149,999 3,233 7.8
        150,000 to $199,999 884 2.1
        $200,000 or more 839 2.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 49,325 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,662 3.3   Per capita income (dollars) 20,025 (X)
Construction 6,754 8.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 9,807 12.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 37,589 (X)
Wholesale trade 2,803 3.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 26,193 (X)
Retail trade 11,595 14.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 3,200 4.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 1,617 2.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 3,917 4.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 6,569 8.1     Families 3,231 7.8
Educational, health and social services 16,849 20.9   With related children under 18 years 2,455 11.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 7,754 9.6        With related children under 5 years 1,420 17.3
Other services (except public administration) 4,373 5.4        
Public administration 2,873 3.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,374 25.5
        With related children under 18 years 1,204 31.2
             With related children under 5 years 653 50.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 23,003 14.2
Private wage and salary workers 60,787 75.3   18 years and over 17,236 14.1
Government workers 12,275 15.2        65 years and over 1,560 8.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 7,328 9.1   Related children under 18 years 5,541 14.2
Unpaid family workers 383 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 3,692 12.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 11,986 32.7
             
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
If the denominator of a mean value or per capita value is less than 30, then that value is calculated using a rounded aggregate in the numerator. See text.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO

A-Z Index

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #